Remember back in the day when O Wise One told me I couldn't have goats: ) So what do he and Baby O do but go off one day buying pigs and come home with goats. It is hilarious now to see O Wise One go out across the yard with his pigs/goats trailing in his footsteps wherever he goes.
These two little bucks were on their last leg when he came across them last spring. A good several wormings and regular feed made a whole lot of difference.
He has now created two of the biggest pests to ever roam this farm. Although he stakes them out in the hay pastures and they do a great job of eating the weeds that may come up there. They even eat the poison ivy and blackberry vines. They do have to be watched very closely for these two would make a nice meal for the stray coyote or cougar that roam these woods. Last week our neighbor lost a calf to a cougar attack. They seem to be getting braver especially now that we no longer have a big dog patrolling the place . By next year our pups should be big enough to take over that job.
O Wise One says these are our practice goats. They are the goats that we are learning how to worm, hoof trim, goat nutrition and such. If we can raise these little wethers then he has committed to trying a milk goat in our future. We are way too old to wrestle with a big milk cow but I think we can handle a nanny goat. I am dreaming of fresh milk, cheese and butter and the capability of producing it ourselves. Just one more thing that we can produce ourselves and not need to buy off of this farm. These two are pretty darn tame for lawnmowers though.
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